Troy Town Administrator

Town of Troy
Posted 2 months ago

Town Administrator – Town of Troy (Population 5,546)


Job Announcement:

Troy is seeking an experienced and innovative leader with a passion for public service to serve as its next Town Administrator. The Town of Troy is nestled between Hudson and River Falls and borders the beautiful St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. It is one of the western-most towns in St. Croix County and encompasses more than six miles of scenic riverway. Located within a short drive into the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, the main highways that provide access to Troy are Interstate 94 and S.T.H. 35.

Troy has a total area of 39.8 square miles. The town is a mix of farmland, wooded areas, water resources and residential subdivisions. The Town of Troy is proud of its agricultural tradition. Because of this, the Town has put in place a development ordinance that is aimed at protecting the rural nature of the community while allowing development of areas best suited for residential and commercial use.

Town of Troy residents and visitors are fortunate to have access to a wide variety of park and recreational opportunities that are provided and maintained under different jurisdictions. These include: 1) Town of Troy – Glover Park (40 acres), Cove Boat Ramp, and Pemble’s Access; 2) St. Croix County – Troy Beach; 3) Nonprofit Organizations -Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center (300 acres) and YMCA Camp St. Croix (400 acres); 4) two public golf courses; 5) multiple horse training and boarding facilities; and 6) bicycle and pedestrian trail system. The St. Croix River provides a number of recreational opportunities including swimming, fishing and boating for residents and visitors. Troy is also the home of the Hudson Community Pickleball Association.

In 2018, the town approved its Comprehensive Plan. The Town’s residential development is 98 percent owner occupied with a 2021 average valuation of $416,100. The 2021 per capita personal income of Troy is $70,076 in comparison to $43,418 for St. Croix County and $37,221 for the State of Wisconsin.

Salary range is $85,000-$105,000 DOQ. The Town Administrator is appointed by the five-member Town Board. All elected town officials serve two-year overlapping terms on a non-partisan basis. The Town Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer and manages the day-to-day operations, implements Town Board policies, administers Town services, leads zoning administration activities, and coordinates with other agencies and units of government. Many of the town services are provided through contracts such as fire protection and emergency medical services, engineering and zoning services, and law enforcement services. Troy has three full-time positions (Administrator and two Public Works Crewpersons). In addition to the 0.75 FTE Clerk/Treasurer and 0.50 FTE Deputy Clerk/Treasurer positions, the town has 12 part-time/seasonal positions.

Troy’s annual 2023 budget is $1.9 million. The estimated December 31, 2022 fund balance is 89 percent of expenditures ($1.7 million). Upcoming initiatives and projects include streamline the Zoning Administration application and review process, oversee Town Hall expansion planning and construction project, develop policies and updates to the Personnel Handbook, review town staffing needs versus contracted services, and enhance intergovernmental relationships with adjacent local governments. To learn more about the community, visit the Town of Troy website.

Town Administrator Position Profile PDF



Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or related field. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization is also required. Candidates with private sector or military experience will be considered if accomplishments are related to required skills. Desires experience in budget development and management, human resource administration, project management, organizational change and management, and community planning. The ideal candidate will work harmoniously with elected officials and have a collaborative style in carrying out policies. Strong work ethic, integrity, and an open communication style are attributes valued by the organization.


How to Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, four references, and salary history in a single PDF to with email subject: Town of Troy, WI Town Administrator Search. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Darrell Hofland, Public Administration Associates, LLC, at (920) 627-4538.

The deadline for applications is October 16, 2023.

Confidentiality must be requested by the applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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